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Old 06 February 2008, 11:56   #1
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Antifouling for RIB

Looking into making a water based antifouling for RIBs. The antifouling will be soft and flexible. Another feature will be that it can be removed using hot water with some detergent, or a steamer. Primer will not be needed.

Will the Hypalon or other tube material be damaged from washing with hot water at say 70C?

The antifouling will be slightly tacky/ smearing especially on hot days. Will this be acceptable?

Opinions please!
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Old 06 February 2008, 13:37   #2
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Don't use antifouling unless you absolutely, positively, have to.
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Old 06 February 2008, 14:09   #3
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rib i'm purchasing has what it looks like a blue coloured antifouling on the hull.
Whats the best way of removing this?
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The antifouling will be slightly tacky/ smearing especially on hot days. Will this be acceptable? Opinions please!
Could be interesting especially if you can supply below the current well known brands prices. Wouldn't worry about being soft on hot days. Those that are interested are likely to be owners who keep there rib in the water so a hot day isn't going to have an effect.

To remove old antifoul I would try a pressure wash first but if that doesn't work then its on to Internationals antifoul remover, its a horrible job.

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Could be interested, as I would like to leave the rib on a mooring for 6-10 weeks.

How would it be applied?


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rib i'm purchasing has what it looks like a blue coloured antifouling on the hull.
Whats the best way of removing this?
I also had a blue antifoul so bought a tub of Stripit

You paint/dab it on, and then leave overnight before jet washing off. It’s a good time of year to do it as it must not dry out overnight.

It worked very well, but is very caustic and burns skin quite quick, as my neck found out
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thanks for that. might give it a go
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Looking into making a water based antifouling for RIBs. The antifouling will be soft and flexible. Another feature will be that it can be removed using hot water with some detergent, or a steamer. Primer will not be needed.

Will the Hypalon or other tube material be damaged from washing with hot water at say 70C?

The antifouling will be slightly tacky/ smearing especially on hot days. Will this be acceptable?

Opinions please!
We keep all of our fleet in the water, obvioulsy all of the boats are anti fouled.

The most important features of the antifoul are that
A it works
B It does not come of eaisly

My basic underatsning of the stuff is that a hard anti foul is required on a RIb to ensure the finish stays smooth. If it was tacky it would not have the required smooth finish. Not sure what the problme is with the primer. Not sure why you are so keen to wash it of.

I have learnt slowly not to scrimp on Anti Foul. We only go for Blakes or International after years of messing around with loads of inferier brands.
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A it works
B It does not come of eaisly
What about:

A It is not harmful to the environment
B it works
C It does not come of eaisly
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